EV Solutions - Bristol City Council (Revive)
In 2019 a consortium consisting Bristol City Council, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset Council joined to upgrade and improve electric vehicle charging services across the West of England with the installation of 120 new charging or replacement chargers being installed across the region. The new network - ‘Revive’ was launched on Wednesday 20 November 2019, to coincide with the regions first electric vehicle charging hub
ENGIE EV Solutions, was chosen to provide all operational functionality as well as the EV driver interface via its GeniePoint Platform, its own proprietary the back-office solution.
The GeniePoint Platform provides total interoperability, drivers signing up to the Revive Network will also have access to ENGIE’s wider GeniePoint Network which has nationwide coverage across the UK. Equally the 28,000 drivers already registered on the GeniePoint Network can use the Revive chargers when travelling to the West of England.
Access to the network is via the Revive website and drivers can use the chargers either from the website or via RFID card, available online.
ENGIE EV Solutions worked in partnership with Siemens Mobility Limited, who installed more than 15 rapid chargers across the region, and Alfen, who provided around 45 dual socket, AC smart chargers. The aim of the project was to improve air quality across the region as well as providing a future proof, reliable clean transport refueling infrastructure for the next generation of mobility. The new Revive network is being funded by OLEV (Office for Low Emission Vehicles) which awarded the four West of England authorities £7.1million as part of the Go Ultra Low West (GULW) programme. The project’s aim is to promote the uptake of electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, across the region.